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Brandon Marshall confident Darrelle Revis will rebound

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) defends against Buffalo Bills' Sammy Watkins (14) during the first half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Jets are heading to Orchard Park for an AFC East showdown against the Bills on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) AP

Revis Island was once the place where wide receivers went into hiding, but the first two weeks have seen it be a place they blow through on their way to their preferred destination.

A.J. Green had his way with Darrelle Revis in the opener and Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin ran right past the Jets corner for an 84-yard touchdown early in Thursday night’s game. Revis wouldn’t give up any other big plays in the 37-31 Jets victory, but the Goodwin play was enough to keep fueling worries about what the future will bring for one of the Jets’ most important defensive players.

After the game, Revis said, in comments distributed by the Bills, it was a “good throw and good catch” and coach Todd Bowles called it a “busted coverage,” which came with the Jets in zone and Revis giving Goodwin a healthy cushion off the line of scrimmage. Neither Revis nor Bowles delved much deeper into that play or drew long-term implications off the first two weeks, but wide receiver Brandon Marshall offered his belief that little has changed in the big picture.

“I stand in front of the world and I say: ‘Darrelle Revis is the best cornerback in this league.’ That’s what I say,” Marshall said on NFL Network, via NJ.com. “That’s how you support a teammate. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer. That’s what he is. He’s going into Year 10. He gave up some big plays last week. But regardless of how he’s playing right now, he’s still the best. You’ll see him back to Revis Island, back to shutting guys down in a couple of weeks.”

That is how you support a teammate, but the Jets have to be more realistic about Revis’ lost step in the weeks to come. Acting like he’s the same player from the past is a recipe for more toastings, so they’ll need to devise other ways of deploying him and the rest of a secondary that has looked like the team’s defensive Achilles heel through two weeks.

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37 Responses to “Brandon Marshall confident Darrelle Revis will rebound”
  1. texansdude says: Sep 16, 2016 7:08 AM

    Brandon Marshall: Great Teammate. Terrible friend.

  2. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 16, 2016 7:10 AM

    After a point all players lose a step. Except of course a certain QB who had a miraculous comeback after neck surgery and a little help from a certain clinic who delivered a little “medicine” to his wife.

  3. clarencewhorley says: Sep 16, 2016 7:19 AM

    Belichick knew Revis had lost a step, that’s why he put him on number 2 receivers all year and wasn’t interested when it became apparent all Revis wanted was $.

    He can still be a good player, just put him on a number 2 unless the number 2 is a burner.

    Can’t worry about the money now, just try to get him through this year and next.

  4. number1hawkfan says: Sep 16, 2016 7:23 AM

    I said the same thing about RG3. I’m a push over. I can almost always root for a guy to come back and be great. I love every movie I see. I love every song. But somehow revis falls in the same boat as rg3 for me. Kinda glad to see him struggling. Not a likeable dude.

  5. edon8334 says: Sep 16, 2016 7:44 AM

    lets be honest..after Goodwin caught that TD, he wasn’t really much a factor after that

  6. streetyson says: Sep 16, 2016 8:09 AM

    Revis is still a top-10 but it’s twilight. Yet folks wondered why Belichick let him go (yes, I know the Jets tampered but ultimately BB didn’t fight it). But yet again, Belichick has demonstrated a ruthless tendency to let a great player walk away a couple of years too early than pay extra-mega ransom dollars for a vet just past their peak (Vrabel, Welker, Wilfork, Seymour..). That’s how a team without Brady, Gronk, Dion, Nink, and a patched-up o-line can still walk into Arizona and be competitive – depth. By comparison, if Brandon Marshall had gotten a nasty season-ending knee injury when he got dragged down by the mask, Jets postseason chances could already be over.

  7. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoNewEngland says: Sep 16, 2016 8:12 AM

    Nope, it’s officially Gilligan’s Island now.

  8. jag1959 says: Sep 16, 2016 8:18 AM

    There’s a lot of concern about concussions and the proper protocol but if this keeps up they are going to need to develop a burn protocol and get that man in it.

  9. flightinsight says: Sep 16, 2016 8:19 AM

    Revis will bounce back but not to his old self. Seeing Marcus Williams emerge this way might gave Revis time to regain his swagger.

  10. butwhatabouttheintegrityofthegame says: Sep 16, 2016 8:25 AM

    Money well spent jets. This is why you’ll always be behind the pats

  11. uglydingo says: Sep 16, 2016 8:32 AM

    Sorry Marshall you’re wrong. It is very sad to see one of the greatest CBs in NFL history playing so badly and just a shadow of his former self. The Island ate well in the offseason and has now got a very big ass – he looks slow.

  12. tigerlilac says: Sep 16, 2016 8:44 AM

    Revis will rebound but he will not be a shut down corner because he will have to protect against the big play. The Jets could shade a safety to help him but why pay $17MM a year for that level of play?

    The AFC East has a very difficult out of division schedule this year. The Bills have dug a big whole stating 0-2. The Dolphins need a win in Foxboro. If they lose it sets up as a two team race. The Jets look strong but they lack depth, particularly at the QB position.

  13. gshah1023 says: Sep 16, 2016 8:47 AM

    This puts to rest any animosity that people think these two have against each other. Revis needs to get better and he will. Introducing – Revis Peninsula.

  14. jjackwagon says: Sep 16, 2016 8:48 AM

    Was…Brandon, the word you were looking for is “WAS” the best cornerback in the league.
    But NOW the Jets would be better off to move him to safety and let him coach up the young guys.

  15. lscottman3 says: Sep 16, 2016 8:57 AM

    marshall must have missed his ADHD meds

  16. 23rdusernameused says: Sep 16, 2016 9:02 AM

    father time is unbeaten! ol’ Revis is 31 yrs young now.

  17. toddsuperbowles says: Sep 16, 2016 9:11 AM

    Pats fans are slightly better than that disgusting brown film that accumulates on the inner rim of a filthy toilet.

  18. trojanmaaaan says: Sep 16, 2016 9:24 AM

    Revis has never been able to cover guys with high end speed…just run right by him…ask Ted Ginn Jr.

  19. newjerseygiants says: Sep 16, 2016 9:26 AM

    He can always retire and try out for the Mets.

  20. 69goatboy says: Sep 16, 2016 9:33 AM

    He needs to transition to safety.

  21. jonwill57 says: Sep 16, 2016 9:35 AM

    Revis will be fine. On each of the long 3 long TD’s Revis was staring in the backfield too long. Each pass has been perfectly thrown too. He will be fine. Don’t be the QB to find out there’s nothing wrong with him.

  22. thegenghiskahn88 says: Sep 16, 2016 9:41 AM

    Goodwin has world class speed and Revis is 31 and had a torn acl a few years back.

  23. nhpats says: Sep 16, 2016 10:03 AM

    streetyson says:
    Sep 16, 2016 8:09 AM
    Revis is still a top-10 but it’s twilight. Yet folks wondered why Belichick let him go (yes, I know the Jets tampered but ultimately BB didn’t fight it). But yet again, Belichick has demonstrated a ruthless tendency to let a great player walk away a couple of years too early than pay extra-mega ransom dollars for a vet just past their peak (Vrabel, Welker, Wilfork, Seymour..). That’s how a team without Brady, Gronk, Dion, Nink, and a patched-up o-line can still walk into Arizona and be competitive – depth. By comparison, if Brandon Marshall had gotten a nasty season-ending knee injury when he got dragged down by the mask, Jets postseason chances could already be over.

    ————

    BB “let Revis go” because the Pats would have had to pay him $20M. It’s that simple.

  24. futures44 says: Sep 16, 2016 10:11 AM

    Once again Bilichick burns the Tampering Woody Johnson. The Jets way overpaid for Mevis. When will the Jets learn. This team is a joke from owner to players.

  25. helldog33 says: Sep 16, 2016 10:25 AM

    B-Marsh knows Revis will rebound. He knows Revis can take a punch.

  26. jackdaniels1 says: Sep 16, 2016 10:29 AM

    MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoNewEngland says:
    Sep 16, 2016 8:12 AM
    Nope, it’s officially Gilligan’s Island now.
    __________________________

    Miami Dolphins Nation? LOL. Membership = 1

  27. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 16, 2016 10:50 AM

    toddsuperbowles says:
    Sep 16, 2016 9:11 AM

    Pats fans are slightly better than that disgusting brown film that accumulates on the inner rim of a filthy toilet

    Thank you for that lovely image that you obviously have burned into your retinas from all those swirleys.

  28. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 16, 2016 11:00 AM

    Richard Sherman was right.

    That WAS Revis getting burnt for a TD in the Super Bowl.
    🙂

  29. samskiss says: Sep 16, 2016 11:06 AM

    Everytime this racist opens his piehole we act like its something we should listen to. I don’t get it.

  30. chippysbinky says: Sep 16, 2016 11:11 AM

    jackdaniels1 says:
    Sep 16, 2016 10:29 AM

    Miami Dolphins Nation? LOL. Membership = 1
    ++++++++++

    Well more like 11 if you count the alter egos, travelling in the back of Mom’s minivan.

  31. jimjets says: Sep 16, 2016 11:15 AM

    Agreed about the secondary thus far being our weak point – it is, and I’d be shocked if Bowles isn’t already working on changing and fixing. I bet we see some different and improved stuff back their in KC

  32. chippysbinky says: Sep 16, 2016 11:19 AM

    toddsuperbowles says:
    Sep 16, 2016 9:11 AM
    Pats fans are slightly better than that disgusting brown film that accumulates on the inner rim of a filthy toilet.
    +++++++++

    Jets fans have a lot of experience looking into toilets, it’s where they’ve been going to visit their championship dreams since ’69.

  33. bocadiver1 says: Sep 16, 2016 12:07 PM

    47 years is a long time to be checking out swirleys, Jet’s fans. With Woody doing Jerrah impersonations it may well be another 47 long years staring at those toilet bowl smudgies.

  34. z0inks says: Sep 16, 2016 12:07 PM

    I’m predicting a sharp downturn in the economy on Revis Island for next year.

  35. skawh says: Sep 16, 2016 2:18 PM

    Talk about over reaction Friday. It’s only a 2 GAME sample! You all sound like a bunch of bandwagon fans whining “what have you done for me lately?” You don’t know if his play is related to an injury that the team is keeping quiet. In fact, you don’t know jack!

  36. bobthebillsfan says: Sep 16, 2016 2:19 PM

    There was talk about the Jets tampering when Revis was still with the patsies. I think maybe that patsies didn’t pursue this as Belicheck had Revis covering #2 receivers by the end of the year and knew Revis had lost a step. As it is, the Jets signed him for 5 year, $70 million with $39 guaranteed. Looks like the patsies did the rest of the division a favor by not complaining abut the so called tampering.

  37. arcross12042004scorp15 says: Sep 16, 2016 3:36 PM

    Revis has lost a step. He was torched by Watkins last year. He. Is not a Rod Woodson who can move to safety. More like Deion, loses a step so it is time to take a paycut or get out

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